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Facebook Removed My Video

Notification of Alleged Copyright Violation

     
2:24 pm on Jan 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just received an email from Facebook notifying me that they had removed a slide show of my daughter from Christmas. I simply used the windows movie maker to compile pictures I took of her opening presents. I put a track from my Charlie Brown Christmas CD.

[paraphrased]

Your video might include copyrighted material that you do not own, for instance a video clip or audio in th background.

Instructions for filing a counter-notice follow

If you upload this video without filing a counter-notice, or if you upload another video that infringes on the copyright of another party your access to Facebook Video or your entire account may be disabled.

[end paraphrase]

Seems rather strict!

[edited by: tedster at 4:17 am (utc) on Jan. 26, 2009]
[edit reason] no email quotes, please - see TOS [/edit]

8:20 pm on Jan 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"Charlie Brown Christmas CD" --that's the source of your problem.

Redo the video with a different name and no music, and you will be able to repost.

Seems rather strict? How would you feel if you created a music CD and people were using it as background music on their videos, without paying a licensing fee?

If you think Facebook's approach to enforcing copyright law is too strict, let them know about it. You could even start a page on Facebook about it!

1:41 am on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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purplecape: Just seems silly to me that is was only mood music but I am not a recording artist but rather techie. I guess I am just used to open source.
3:02 am on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Dumb question: what's "fair use" in audio? Like some radio talk show hosts use brief clips of popular songs as their intros, usually looping before the lyrics kick in. Are they 'paying' for the rights or is it fair use, and if so does it only pertain to radio?
4:14 am on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This is more than just a copyright issue, there are performance and royalty factors that the DMCA doesn't get into.

Seems rather strict? How would you feel if you created a music CD and people were using it as background music on their videos, without paying a licensing fee?

Exactly. The ASCAP [ascap.com] site gives a detailed view of licensing for performances (including TV and radio).

[edited by: Marcia at 4:25 am (utc) on Jan. 26, 2009]

1:18 am on Jan 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The thing is, is that if you did not produce it, you have no right to use it. Same with photography- if you did not produce it, you have no right to use it. Pretty simple stuff.
3:02 pm on Jan 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I guess I am just used to open source.

Even in the techie world there are many programs that are NOT open source....

2:32 pm on Feb 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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maybe youtube it and link to there?
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Changeling?
3:16 am on Mar 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Bottom line: If something is violating someone's copyright, don't use it anyplace.